Ericsson says they are staying with Sony

Ericsson says they are staying with Sony
It seems that Ericsson has had a change of heart. After we reported that the company was considering a divorce from Sony ending the Sony Ericsson partnership, the Swedish cellphone manufacturer announced today that it has no plans for a separation from their Japanese counterpart. At the same time, Najmi Jarwala, the joint venture's head of U.S. operations, has decided to step down. Jarwala will leave at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities and will be replaced on an interim basis by executive VP Anders Runevad. The move comes as Sony Ericsson has been unable to make a meaningful penetration in the U.S. smartphone business. With the iPhone 3G available from AT&T and Apple, and with the BlackBerry Storm setting records at Verizon while T-Mobile offers the G1, Sony Ericsson's high end Xperia X1 remains an $800 orphan. The X1 is available in the States only unlocked without a carrier branded on its casing. In an attempt to rebound and take market share away from Apple, RIM and HTC, Sony Ericsson announced recently that they would focus on cameraphones for the U.S. market.

source: WSJ, InformationWeek

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7 Comments

1. t-won50

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

WHY? They have never made a good phone nor will they ever make something to compete with any other cell phone.

3. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"nor will they ever" - How do you know that for sure? Are you a visitor from the future? If so, why did you have to ruin the ending for the rest of us?

2. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Dear Sony, Please do a better job at getting the Idou actually into my hands instead of making me hunt for an overpriced unlocked one. Thank you.

4. dgjr

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2009

bummer

5. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

God damnit. If people would stop buying their shitty, low quality phones we wouldn't be burdoned by them. We get what we deserve

6. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Yay, Sony Ericsson lives! =D

7. aks316

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

that is excellent news.. i just love sony ericsson phones.. i am using x1 right now.. awesome phone.. sony ericsson rules..

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